Dear Colleague,

We want to draw your attention to and encourage your participation in
a special session on Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of the
thirteenth Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB), to be held
January 4-8, 2008, on the Big Island of Hawaii. PSB is an
international, multidisciplinary conference with high impact on the
theory and application of computational methods in problems of
biological significance.

We are cordially inviting submissions of papers or abstracts that
will address modeling activities focused on a particular system level
(such as proteins, cells, tissues, organs, up to organisms) or
encompassing multiple levels (across the length scale from nanometers
for molecules to meters for human bodies, as well as across time
scale from nano-seconds for molecular interactions to minutes, hours
and years for human life). In order to better understand human
physiology and to allow for predictive capabilities of disease
prevention and treatment it is crucial to develop simulation systems
that can operate at these scales.

Developing tools, techniques, algorithms, and mathematical theory to
integrate modeling and simulation from the micro to the macro-scale
is important in biocomputing. This session aims to foster the
interactive environment for researchers working on different scales
of biological problems, so that more collaborations and activities to
bridge multi-scales will be initiated. Specifically, two aspects are
emphasized in this session: physics-based modeling and simulation at
individual different scales, as well as modeling and simulation for
problems across scales. The topics will cover scales of molecules,
cells, tissues, organs, up to organisms.

More on the session topics and submissions can be found at
http://psb.stanford.edu/cfp-multiscale.html.
Please note that paper submissions are due on July 16, 2007.

This special session is being co-organized by members of the NIH
funded National Biomedical Computing Resource (NBCR) and the NIH
Center for Biomedical Computing at Stanford (Simbios).

We hope that you or members of your team will submit a paper. Should
you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the
co-chairs of the meeting.

With best wishes!

Cochairs: Jung-Chi Liao, Peter Arzberger, Roy Kerckhoffs, Anushka
Michailova and Jeff Reinbolt